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AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Reader
11/30/18 12:46 p.m.

Porsche paint and interiors age so well compared to domestic and japanese cars.  No one belives my 996 is an 85k mile 2000 at first.  I drove it and my NA back to back Sunday....  I love the NA but it felt really cheap after tooling around in the 996.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/4/18 12:36 a.m.

Well, we'll get to see whether I'm barking up the wrong tree or not... 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
12/4/18 5:03 a.m.

This sounds fun. laugh

Floating Doc
Floating Doc Dork
12/4/18 6:50 a.m.
Javelin said:

Well, we'll get to see whether I'm barking up the wrong tree or not... 

I'm happy to hear that, looking forward to updates with all of the details.

Vigo
Vigo UltimaDork
12/4/18 9:25 a.m.

The headlights are surprisingly expensive if you want new ones. If you don't want new ones, that might be more of a negotiating tactic than an actual downside. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/4/18 9:27 a.m.

In reply to Vigo :

They seem to go for about $500 for a pair of used ones on fleabay. Luckily they are the standard lights and not the bi-xenon ones.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/14/18 1:20 p.m.

I put my money where my mouth was...

spacecadet
spacecadet Reader
12/14/18 2:13 p.m.
Javelin said:

I put my money where my mouth was...

WOW that is clean! good luck man! Looks like you'll have plenty of fun! 

 

Floating Doc
Floating Doc Dork
12/14/18 2:27 p.m.
spacecadet said:
Javelin said:

I put my money where my mouth was...

WOW that is clean! good luck man! Looks like you'll have plenty of fun! 

 

Great! I love a happy ending!

Now keep us updated.

loosecannon
loosecannon Dork
12/14/18 3:19 p.m.

Awesome, Congratulations. Any advice I can give, let me know. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/14/18 3:30 p.m.
Floating Doc said:
spacecadet said:
Javelin said:

I put my money where my mouth was...

WOW that is clean! good luck man! Looks like you'll have plenty of fun! 

 

Great! I love a happy ending!

Now keep us updated.

I paid $210 less than the PCCB option package on the new 718 Boxster for the whole car.

2000 Boxster S, 3.2L/MT6

IMS done along with a new clutch and 30K mile used warrantied transaxle at a Porsche dealer with paperwork.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/14/18 3:32 p.m.
loosecannon said:

Awesome, Congratulations. Any advice I can give, let me know. 

How do I make it fast enough to beat ND2 Miata's in CS trim?

cheeky

loosecannon
loosecannon Dork
12/14/18 4:59 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

If your car doesn't have the M030 suspension on it, order the whole ROW M030 kit from Suncoast Porsche parts. Run the struts and rear sway bar from the kit but you need to run USA M030 springs if the class requires stock springs. The ROW springs drop the cars ride height a little but the sway bars and struts are same as USA M030 parts. Go to Tarrett and get their GT3 front sway bar and drop link kit. 18" wheels were an option on your car so find out what the widest ones that were available (I believe itt was 11" wide rear and 9.5" wide front) and run the widest front tire you can stuff under the car. Run 0 toe in the back and slight toe out in the front. Max out the front camber and whatever you get, add -1 to that number and get the back set to that. Ditch the exhaust from cats back and run just downpipes or pipes straight out the back (an X pipe cuts down on noise and may increase torque). Keep checking drivers side axle bolts, they come loose. That's all I can think of. The car will lose some of it's amazing manners on the street with this set up but it will rock an autocross course. Oh, make sure you turn off the AC, you will be a second slower with it on, no joke

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Reader
12/14/18 5:37 p.m.

I'm going to look at a speed yellow 986S next weekend (not this one).  I may be driving it home as well.  Let me know what you think of the car overall and how much you like it.  A 996 and 986 might just be enough for me (hardtop and vert).

 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/14/18 5:42 p.m.

In reply to loosecannon :

Class requires US springs, so the ROW M030 kit is out.

I owned the car for all of an hour before I brought it to Performance Race Engineering to have Koni Sports installed and the autocross alignment done.

It already has the widest optional 2000 MY 18" wheels on it, 7.5" front 9" rear. I will be putting the widest RE71R's we can get onto the wheels, probably 235's and 285's for height considerations.

I will be looking into the GT3 front bar, I want to see how it baselines with the stock bars first.

Definitely looking into the exhaust ASAP.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/14/18 5:46 p.m.
AnthonyGS said:

I'm going to look at a speed yellow 986S next weekend (not this one).  I may be driving it home as well.  Let me know what you think of the car overall and how much you like it.  A 996 and 986 might just be enough for me (hardtop and vert).

 

I'll put it this way, with 2011 all-seasons on it and 138K miles on the struts it still out-corners my fully-CAM prepped Cobra on 275/305 200TW tires. It's by far the best handling car I've owned (and I've had an early 944, FB RX7, NA Miata, a Jag XJS, and an FC RX7).

loosecannon
loosecannon Dork
12/14/18 6:14 p.m.

You need wider front tires to compensate for the huge front sway bar. The bar keeps the rear tires planted (no LSD, remember) but introduces understeer and wider front tires cure that. However, I only competed at Nationals in CS with R-Comps and they pulled enough G's to lift the inside rear tire. For street tires, you may not need the GT3 bar but the M030 bars are bigger than the regular sway bars and the rear one increases more over the base suspension than the front one.

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Reader
12/15/18 8:33 a.m.

In reply to Javelin :

It is a mid engine sports car.....

 

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Reader
12/17/18 11:54 a.m.

In reply to Javelin :

We are going to Austin Saturday to drive the speed yellow 00 S.  Showed it to daughter this morning since it means selling the Miata she loves and she started singing “na na na na na Batgirl...” so I guess that’s good.  90% chance we get it since we love our 996.  And yes Porsche handling has a crispness and feel to it that other cars just don’t have.

 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/3/19 2:06 a.m.

I put my money where my mouth is, introducing the CS Boxster Project. I'm going to build this car to the full extent of SCCA rules and try and compete with the ND2 Miata at the 19 Tour and ProSolo in Packwood and a goal of going to Nats2020. Let's do this!

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
1/3/19 1:39 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Looking forward to this.  I may do something similar with my new S too.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/3/19 5:59 p.m.
AnthonyGS said:

In reply to Javelin :

Looking forward to this.  I may do something similar with my new S too.

Do eeeeeet!

Here's the official build thread.

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
1/3/19 6:28 p.m.

I'm strongly considering a set of Koni sports and an adjustable rear sway bar (maybe Tarret) and seeing what I can do with this guy.  I might also consider a Brey Krause roll bar extension.  I'd also change the muffler for some weight savings and sweeter sounds.  Since the car is midengined I feel like and set up for slight understeer from the factory I think an adjustable rear bar makes more sense. 

 

 

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
1/3/19 8:05 p.m.
Javelin said:

I put my money where my mouth is, introducing the CS Boxster Project. I'm going to build this car to the full extent of SCCA rules and try and compete with the ND2 Miata at the 19 Tour and ProSolo in Packwood and a goal of going to Nats2020. Let's do this!

Awesome,  I look forward to following along.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/10/19 1:52 p.m.

In reply to loosecannon :

What size front tires do you recommend? I can't decide between 235's to keep the sidewalls from deflecting too much and 255/265's to just maximize contact patch. The Cobra turned better with 235's than 275's on the nose and it has -1.5* of camber...

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